Articles tagged "california"

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Rare may storm hits Southern California with heavy rain, hail and snow

A rare May storm swept through Southern California on May 22 and 23, 2019, bringing heavy rain, hail and even snow to parts of the region. The worst-hit were Inland Empire and eastern central area of Orange County where heavy rain was reported, according to ABC7....

May 23, 2019

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Unusually strong, winter-like storm dumping heavy rain on California, below normal temperatures

An unusually strong storm for the time of year is affecting the Western U.S., dumping heavy rain and higher elevation snow. Many cities could double or triple their normal precipitation for May, normally a dry month, in just 24 to 48 hours, meteorologists warn. This...

May 16, 2019

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Three atmospheric rivers aim U.S. West, heavy rain and higher elevation snow expected

A potent weather system will bring rain, locally, heavy with higher elevation snow to portions of California, southwestern Oregon, and the Northern Rockies. As much as 60 cm (2 feet) of snow may blanket the California mountains above 1.8 km (6 000 feet). Rain and...

May 15, 2019

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Earthquakes at Mendocino Triple Junction, California

Five minor to moderately strong earthquakes were registered at Mendocino Triple Junction, west of Eureka, California at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) on May 5, 2019. The strongest was M4.8 detected at 06:46 UTC on May 5. The sequence started with M3.1 at 04:17 UTC,...

May 06, 2019

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Almost 2 million previously unidentified earthquakes in Southern California

Caltech seismologists have identified nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that occurred between 2008 and 2017 in Southern California, expanding the region's earthquake catalog by a factor of 10. Their efforts, published online by the...

April 23, 2019

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Powerful dust devil rips roof off building in Fairfield, California

A powerful dust devil formed in the city of Fairfield, Solano County, California on April 9, 2019 and was captured on video. The twister was strong enough to rip off part of the roof of one building and send debris flying everywhere. Dust devils are small but...

April 11, 2019

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Sierra Nevada snowpack at 162 percent of normal, California water supply dream

"With full reservoirs and a dense snowpack, this year is practically a California water supply dream," California DWR Director Karla Nemeth said April 2, 2019, after latest Sierra snowpack measurement. California state officials made their monthly snowpack...

April 03, 2019

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Intense thunderstorm hits Southern California, 1 489 pulses of lightning in just 5 minutes

An unusually intense thunderstorm brought by yet another atmospheric river hit Southern California on Tuesday night, March 5, 2019, stretching from southern Kern County past the Channel Islands. Shortly after 20:00 PST, the National Weather Service recorded 1 489...

March 07, 2019

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Sierra Nevada snowpack at record level, doubles in February, California

Four days of heavy snowfall came to an end on February 28, 2019, leaving statewide snowpack at 153% of normal. Snow depths and water content equaled California's all-time record level for February. While most of the state's reservoirs are at or above 100% of...

March 05, 2019

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Major floods inundate 2 000 homes and buildings, California

Russian River at Guerneville crested with a preliminary height of 13.83 m (45.38 feet) at 22:00 PST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Major flooding continued Thursday morning but the river is expected to slowly recede through the day and fall below flood stage of...

February 28, 2019

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Santa Rosa obliterates rainfall records, mandatory evacuation for Russian River area, California

A slow-moving storm brought widespread heavy precipitation across central to northern California and very heavy snow through the Sierra on February 26 and 27, 2019. The County of Sonoma has issued mandatory evacuations to residents living near the Russian River....

February 27, 2019

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Coldest February in Downtown Los Angeles since 1962, California

February 2019 has been a very cold month across all of southwestern California. With just 4 days remaining in the month, February 2019 ranks as the coldest February in Downtown Los Angeles since 1962. In Downtown Los Angeles, the average daily mean temperature for...

February 25, 2019

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NWS: Snow at elevation rarely seen in Southern California

A very cold upper low pressure system tracked across California on February 21, 2019, bringing scattered showers, with snow showers down to extremely low levels, and isolated thunderstorms with hail. Snow showers were reported by spotters in Thousand Oaks, Simi...

February 23, 2019

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Rare snowfall in Los Angeles County, Las Vegas had 5th February snow day, first since 1949

A winter storm named Quiana by The Weather Channel dumped heavy snowfall on parts of the Southwest and brought rare wintry precipitation to parts of Los Angeles County. Snow fell on Las Vegas for the 5th time this month on February 21 - this was the first time since...

February 22, 2019

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Los Angeles received more rain in first 45 days of 2019 than in entire 2018, California

Los Angeles, California received 250.19 mm (9.85 inches) of rain so far this year, more than it received during the entire 2018 - 198.12 mm (7.80 inches). While Los Angeles sees about 355.6 mm (14 inches) of rain in a full year, this year's 250 mm probably says...

February 18, 2019

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Atmospheric river dumps heavy rain on California, mudslide destroys 2 homes in Sausalito

Atmospheric river dumped heavy rain and snow on parts of California on February 13 and 14, 2019, causing floods and landslides. Two homes was destroyed early February 14 and one woman hospitalized. Heavy rain will continue affecting parts of the state into this...

February 14, 2019

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Strong storm affecting California, flash flooding, debris flows and widespread heavy snowfall expected

The weather system on the West coast will interact with a deep plume of tropical moisture from near Hawaii bringing heavy rain along the central and southern Californian coast, which may produce flash flooding, and possibly debris flows near recent wildfire burn...

February 13, 2019

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6 killed as powerful storm hits California, more heavy rain expected

A powerful Pacific storm hit southern California on February 2 and 3, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. During the peak of the storm, coastal and valley areas received up to 25 mm (1 inch) of rain per hour. Key highways were shut down as mud and water...

February 04, 2019

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Series of storms aim California, flash flooding and significant debris flow risk near burn scars

A series of Pacific storm systems will bring several rounds of heavy rainfall, mountain snow, strong winds, and burn scar flooding, especially in California. Another significant winter storm could bring heavy snow, ice, and hazardous travel from the Plains to the...

January 15, 2019

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Strong winter storm brings snow, floods and mudslides to California

A potent winter storm brought heavy rain, floods, mudslides and mountain snow to southern California on December 6 and 7, 2018. The storm will track across the Southern Plains to the Southeast Coast from Friday through Sunday, December 9. Ice and snow will...

December 07, 2018

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Powerful Pacific storm impacting California; Major multi-faceted storm Friday through weekend

A dynamic Pacific storm is delivering heavy to excessive rainfall, mountain snow, gusty winds and high surf to California. This system will evolve into a major multi-faceted storm Friday through the weekend, with severe weather in the South and heavy snow in parts...

November 30, 2018

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Flash Flood Watches issued: Ash, mud and debris flows possible for the burn scars in California

Flash Flood Watches are in effect in Northern California ahead of rain expected to develop along the US West Coast Wednesday morning, November 21, 2018. After that, a parade of storms is expected to march through the weekend. Meanwhile, Air Quality Alerts are...

November 20, 2018

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California wildfires death toll jumps to 79, more than still 1 000 missing

The death toll from the Camp Fire in California's Butte County jumped to 76 on November 18, 2018. 3 people were killed in Woolsey Fire, raising the death toll from current wildfires in the state to 79. The Camp Fire has so far burned 60 000 hectares (148 000...

November 17, 2018

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Camp Fire now deadliest and most destructive in California history

Camp Fire has exploded in size since November 8, 2018, and is now the deadliest and most destructive individual wildfire in California history. On November 12, the death toll climbed to 31 and there are still 121 people missing. As of 19:36 PST, November 11 (03:36...

November 12, 2018

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Camp Fire most destructive in California history: 6 711 structures destroyed

A destructive wildfire is rapidly growing in California's Butte County since it started early November 8, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. The fire grew to 8 000 ha (20 000 acres) before the end of the day and is still 0% contained....

November 09, 2018

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Salton Buttes lava domes: Mud volcano threatens railroad track and state highway, California

One of the mud geysers near the town of Niland, California's Imperial County, is growing rapidly, threatening nearby railroad track and state highway which may soon have to be closed. This area consists of a group of volcanoes in the Niland Field, known as...

November 02, 2018

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Fast-moving Delta Fire traps drivers on highway, destroys homes and forces evacuations, California

Delta Fire began 3.2 km (2 miles) north of Lakehead in Shasta County, California on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Forest Service classified the cause as 'human.' The fire has since rapidly grown to 8 900 hectares (22 000 acres) and is 0% contained as of...

September 07, 2018

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Mendocino Fire Complex explodes in size, now 2nd largest fire in history of California

The Mendocino Fire Complex in California exploded in size over the weekend and is now the second largest wildfire in the history of California. It's on the pace to become the largest wildfire in state's history. The fire has consumed 110 747 hectares (273...

August 06, 2018

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California fires: 8 killed, 880+ structures destroyed and more than 37 000 people evacuated

California Governor Jerry Brown issued emergency proclamations for Riverside, Mariposa, Shasta, Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties over the past couple of days after raging wildfires claimed lives of 8 people, forced more than 37 000 to evacuate and destroyed...

July 30, 2018

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State of emergency in Northern California as Pawnee Fire destroys 22 buildings, threatens 600

California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation for Lake County on June 25, 2018, due to the effects of the Pawnee Fire, which has destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure, caused power outages and the evacuation of residents. A...

June 26, 2018

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Shallow M5.3 earthquake shakes Los Angeles area, California

A strong earthquake measuring M5.3 on the Richter scale hit near the coast of Los Angeles, California at 19:29 UTC (12:29 PDT) on April 5, 2018. The USGS is reporting a depth of 16.8 km (10.4 miles). The epicenter was located 28 km (17.4 miles) SW of Santa Cruz Is....

April 05, 2018

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Two missing, dozens rescued after flash floods hit California

Two people are missing in California's Mariposa County after heavy rain caused dangerous flash floods rushing through the region. Police said the two persons, one male and one female, went missing in two separate incidents after a three-day storm dumped heavy...

March 26, 2018

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Heavy flooding, debris flows expected in Southern California as dangerous atmospheric river forms in Pacific

An atmospheric river event is expected to plummet Southern California bringing heavy rain and snow into the area. Flash flood warnings have been issued in parts of Southern California, with potentially very dangerous debris flows expected as the strongest storm of...

March 20, 2018

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Shallow M5.8 earthquake hits off the coast of Northern California

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.8 hit off the coast of Northern California at 16:39 UTC (08:39 PST) on January 25, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The...

January 25, 2018

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Homes wiped out after heavy rainfall, deadly floods and mudslides hit California

A powerful winter storm hit much of California overnight Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Heavy rain caused deadly flash floods and mudslides, triggering multiple water rescues. More than 20 000 people have been evacuated from areas below hillsides scorched by Thomas Fire,...

January 09, 2018

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Strengthening system to bring heavy rain, snow and strong winds to California

A strengthening weather system currently located over the open waters of the east-central Pacific is on its way toward the southern and central California coast. It will bring heavy rain, gusty winds and mountain snow to the region through Tuesday, January 9, 2018....

January 08, 2018

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Sharp M4.7 earthquake followed by 5 - 10 seconds of shaking hits San Francisco, California

A sharp M4.7 earthquake hit 3 km (1.9 miles) ESE of Berkley, California at 10:39 UTC (02:39 PST) on January 4, 2017, according to the USGS. The quake hit at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) and was felt for about 5 - 10 seconds as far away as Marin and Sonoma counties as...

January 04, 2018

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Thomas Fire grows to largest in California history

At 273 400 acres (110 641 ha) on Saturday, December 23, 2017, the Thomas Fire has become the largest wildfire in the history of California. So far, it destroyed 1 063, damaged 280 and still threatens 18 000 structures. It is now 65% contained and the estimated...

December 23, 2017

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Thomas Fire grows to 3rd largest in history of California, new evacuations ordered

The Thomas Fire in California is burning for the 13th day in a row and has now grown to 259 000 acres (104 813 ha), making it the third largest wildfire in the history of California. As of December 16, the fire is only 40% contained and is still growing. One...

December 16, 2017

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Thomas Fire burned 242 500 acres, destroyed 751 structures and is just 30% contained

The Thomas Fire in California is burning for 11 days and is 30% contained as of December 14, 2017. The fire has so far burned 242 500 acres, making it the fourth largest fire in California's history. Its cause is still under investigation. The Thomas Fire broke...

December 14, 2017